Start good. BILL LETCHER broke in front with PALISADE in close pursuit. ROBESPIERRE forged to the lead nearing the first turn. After a half RILEY and PALISADE had taken over second and third places. After three-quarters it was RILEY, ROBESPIERRE and BILL LETCHER. RILEY went on to win by 1 3/4 lengths and 2 lengths separated BILL LETCHER and ROBESPIERRE.